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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Burnout21, 30 Apr 2007.

  1. ozer

    ozer What's a Dremel?

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    I would recommend Acer AL2016WB, which is a 20" widescreen but cheaper; for full details and price see: http://www.it247.com/Product/183-ET.2016P.031/Acer_AL2016WB_flat_panel_display_TFT_20.htm

    If you wish to spend more than twice as much for a 24" widescreen, I would recommend Acer AL2416WA; for full details and price see:
    http://www.it247.com/Product/183-ET.F16WE.A02/Acer_AL2416WAs_flat_panel_display_TFT_24.htm
     
  2. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    You seem to be asking for 1600x1200 all the time, can I ask whether you want a widescreen monitor or the standard one?

    1680x1050 = widescreen (16:9 ratio)
    1600x1200 = not widescreen (4:3 ratio)

    I would most definatly go for widescreen since you can push the menus more to the sides, although a higher resoultion at a 4:3 ratio would give you more of a workspace, although everything will look a bit smaller.
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    [anally] 1680x1050 is 16:10 actually :D [/retentive]

    Go for a Dell 2005 or 2007 20" from AUTDirect.
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    well im after a aspect of 4:3 as my screen is a workspace, i use 3D studio Max and having square windows to use makes life easy.

    below is a screeny of what i use, having a screen of decent size to i can see what i am doing! lol!

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    so on a screen that is 16:10 the windows will be retangle not square.

    Another question is the new screen has to have a height larger than mine 17'' screen. show in the pic below.

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    (thats not my screen above.)

    i want the red arrow to be greater than 275mm for my new screen.

    i hope that makes sense?
     
  5. ozer

    ozer What's a Dremel?

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    After looking at the pictures you posted and the info above, I am inclined to believe you will not be better off with a wide screen. Hence a more "square" screen should serve your purposes better.

    for greater than 275mm height, you are talking about more than 11" screen height. 20" Acer AL2017 1400 x 1050 (4:3) will give you 15" height! It costs around £140 incl delivery. You can see full specs here:
    http://www.it247.com/Product/183-ET.2017P.002/Acer_AL2017_flat_panel_display_TFT_20.htm

    You can buy a wide screen 22" BenQ FP222Wa (1680 x 1050) that will cost you around £190 but although wider, the screen height would be less than that above at 13.75" - see:
    http://www.it247.com/Product/3445-9J.03V72.AVE/BenQ_FP222Wa_flat_panel_display_TFT_22.htm

    For your purposes, the cheaper (non-wide screen) option, with bigger height should be the best choice.... :thumb:
     
  6. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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  7. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    that is the better screen i think, but its pushing my budget hard.


    Does anyone here use CAD app's on a wide screen?
     
  8. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Get a wide with pivot so you can turn it 90 degrees and have even more square.. squares ;) Nah I get your point, shame the 1600x1200 TFTs are so pricey.
     
  10. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    i guess there's dreaming for a nice screen but at the end of the day its what the wallet allows.

    i was just looking at 24'' WS and there expensive! really expensive!!!


    so a 22'' WS may be better as i do like watching my vast DVD collect and i still play the odd game in my old age...

    as soon as i am working 9 to 5 again il get a sweet set up!
     
  11. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I must have missed where your top end budget was burnout lol, yeh i am a bit baffled as to why wides are cheaper but there you go!
     
  12. ozer

    ozer What's a Dremel?

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    The price of what you have quoted above is around £200. If burnout21 found the 20" at £140 too expensive - how does that help?

    As for burnout21's enquiry - I think he'll have to decide what he really wants before we are running around in circles, yesterday he said:
    today he is saying:
    Talking about old age... :wallbash:
     
  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    my top mark is £250 i think, i have yet to earn the cash for it! lol!

    i was after a 4:3 screen with a res of 1600x1200 but they are seriouly over priced!
     
  14. ozer

    ozer What's a Dremel?

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    In that case, you may find LG L2000C 1600x1200 20.2" at £251 (incl VAT and delivery) more in line with what you are after - it would have 15" height too.
    See:http://www.it247.com/Product/26-L2000C/LG_L2000C_flat_panel_display_TFT_201.htm

    Wish you luck and hope you'll afford what you need soon... :thumb:
     
  15. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Yep I missed the budget thread, my bad!
     
  16. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Its ok chap, we all do it.
     
  17. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I guess trying to source one second hand perhaps?! at a push I know :S
     
  18. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    well just over the £200 mark i have found a 22'' screen with DVI and 16.7M colours with 1000:1 contrast ratio.

    It isn't slow either with a 5ms response. I have had IIyama before and was very pleased with there performance, but that was a CRT back in the day! lol!

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(15448)22-Iiyama-Prolite-E2200WSB1U-Wide-screen.aspx

    Another thing is it is completly black, so it will match my 'Sharp LL-17C3B' i love this screen, but its showing limitations and age, still it will be the second display, and iiyama as primary. :D

    the look of the iiyama is perfect for me as i love the 'sleek professional' look to my gear. I have a Lian Li V1000B water cooled but with stock look, no flashy lights and s***!

    As soon as i have the screen i will take some pictures of the setup! :D

    have to wait 2 months :wallbash:


    What do you guys think?
     
  19. Austin

    Austin Minimodder

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    :thumb: Sounds good to me.
     
  20. heir flick

    heir flick Minimodder

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    i looked at the Iiyama when i was looking for a 22" monitor but i was told most of the 22" were all using the same panels and the only thing i needed to choose was whose badge i wanted on it so ended up buying the samsung 225bw. altough this was being discussed an another thread and the newer samsung 226bw has a 2ms response time
     

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